Oddities, Goodness, & Harumphs. There Will Be Cake.

1 Recall that we had all three of our middle children get married within about a 19 month period: end of May, 2020 through early January 2022. 10 months ago, we welcomed our first granddaughter – The Cuteness, who I, who have seen a lot of babies and who am totally unbiased, think is quite possibly the cutest child ever born. No, really!

Now, over an 18 month period starting with the birth of The Cuteness, we will welcome our first grandson – due early November – AND our third grandchild (sex TBD) in early April, 2023.

Life is good. Three marriages followed by three babies – one each! – to three happy couples. God willing, I may still live to see my children’s children chasing chickens in the yard of our hobby farm.

2. Second week as a headmaster just completed. School was good, but reminded me of the old joke: I spent a month in Cleveland last weekend. These have been the longest two weeks I’ve had in a looooong time.

3. So, these days of light posting: write about some gripping education history book, something grueling and essential, and I’m lucky if 30 people look at it. Write about dropping a piece of avocado toast, and get 100+. Both way down from peak traffic of a couple years ago, but still.

4. I don’t know if I’m being overcautious, but I’m wary of posting anything too political or potentially controversial here these day, thinking I have an image to uphold as a headmaster of a joyful, Catholic, classical high school. ot hiding anything, just not broadcasting it here. But it’s not like there isn’t 15 years and a couple of million words of my thoughts already out there, if anyone cared to look. Thoughts?

5. Here’s a cake one of my daughters made:


Author: Joseph Moore

Enough with the smarty-pants Dante quote. Just some opinionated blogger dude.

3 thoughts on “Oddities, Goodness, & Harumphs. There Will Be Cake.”

  1. Regarding no. 4, I would say it’s not just about your image, it’s also about prudence and consideration. You don’t want to make it appear as though only certain political positions are welcome here. The school is about the gospel, and the gospel isn’t about politics. Possibly at some point you’ll figure out a way to “be true to yourself” while still being prudent and considerate. But there’s no rush. In the meantime, proceeding with caution is a wise course.

  2. **Life is good. Three marriages followed by three babies – one each! – to three happy couples**

    Life is amazeballs!

    Congratulations to your family.

    When it comes to posting politics… I do not know. Maybe take it to your priest, and to God, and ask whether what you want to write here, ought to be written, for His glory and to serve the Kingdom? After that, tell the truth and shame the devil, right?

  3. Your posts about the history of education, and particularly Catholic education, are one of the things that keep me coming back! Please do work on that book, and keep sharing rough drafts here! Surely that can be done without compromising your new responsibilities, right?

    Congratulations on the growing family! What a happy time for everyone. 🙂

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